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Holiday Home Tour 2011

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Welcome to our Holiday Home! I absolutely LOVE this time of year, our home becomes magical! Each year I think that we have found the perfect way to decorate every corner of our home to celebrate Christmas and all the trimmings. And each year we seem to find a new way to decorate. Many of our decorations this year were transformed with an unusual and unique twist – vintage, rustic, antique, and a little junky but SUPER cool!

The Front Porch is decorated with garland and vintage items that we have acquired over the years. It is but the first stop on the tour and sets the tone of what’s in store for our guests.

We welcome our guests with a trio of woodland inspired trees as we use natural textures to highlight the feeling of the outside.

And these Paper Lanterns provide the perfect accent.

Then we move into the foyer which has become my favorite area, with a hand full of tree branches and some simple decorations this small display welcomes you and provides a glimpse of what is to follow. More details coming soon! Update: A closer look at the Foyer

The Rustic Christmas Mantel is always a favorite area of mine too! With the addition of burlap, mini twig trees and the pinecones, it’s definitely a focal point in the room.

The Main Family Tree is decked out with white lights, more burlap and all the ornaments we have collected over the years.

Santa is bringing some presents and a tree in his cool vintage car. The old slate board in the back is from my sister-in-law {thanks D!} and I simply wrote ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on it with regular chalk. An old sled and a few vintage toys pulls it all together.

Here’s a little sneak peek at the Winter Wonderland Tree, seems like bringing the outdoors inside is the theme for Christmas this year. Watch for the tutorial on how we made this coming soon!

Update: Winter Wonderland Tree Tutorial

And the Entertainment Center holds many of the Santa collection. Now let’s move into the Dining Room, which is now the Snowman Room.

The Snowman Tree is one of the trees that is very similar to last year’s tree.

The Kitchen Tree that I shared in Splendidly Homemade Magazine, was moved to the opposite corner, and more Snowmen added to the Buffet.

The table holds a large basket filled with little lights, snow, jars and of course, Snowmen!

The Hoosier Cabinet is also decorated similar to last year, with lots of Snowmen that I have collected over the years.

A mini tree with a few snowmen hanging out!

The Christmas Ladder Tree that was in the front foyer, found a new home in the Dining Room.

And we certainly can’t forget the Kitchen…let’s take a look…

I’ll be sharing the details for the Cupcake Tree tomorrow on Cupcake Tuesday, so be sure to stop back and check out all the yummy cupcakes that are shared too!

Update: Here is all the info on the Cupcake Tree.

And above the kitchen sink, we added this cool, vintage…kind of junky, but it’s one of my favorite things – Wooden Ladder. More details to come on this too! Update – A closer look at the Kitchen Ladder

So there you have it…at least most of it…our Holiday Home! We will still be sharing a few more fun projects and of course, more delicious recipes to come too!

Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to have you join us!

Sharing on…The Inspired Room, The Nester, Transformation Thursday, Christmas Tree Party, Show & Tell Friday, Saturday Night SpecialHoliday Tree Party


  1. Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVED “touring” your home! Certainly looks like a place I’d love to hang-out during Christmas-time! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas!

  2. What a lovely, rustic style home you have. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love all of your vintage touches. Thanks so much for sharing! Take care, Laura

  4. I wnat to come to your house and play! Love the cupckae tree the most!

  5. Muthering Heights says:

    Very cute! I LOVE the garland around your front door!

  6. Everything looks so warm and inviting, very festive!! Visiting from The Inspired Room. Merry Christmas!

  7. I love the garland around your front door with the ice skates, and the jars on your stairway inside, it is all beautiful and such a Christmas wonderland.

  8. Liz,
    Your front door looks wonderful. As does the ladder tree. Great Snowmen!

  9. I love the burlap, I wanted to add burlap to my tablescape this year and didn’t. I guess it’s not too late!

  10. Oh Liz – everything is so pretty and cozy! My favorites are the front door and the paper lanterns. I love how you have the skates around the door – too cute. Merry Christmas!

    p.s. – I would love to have that door added to my door linky. 😉

  11. I love the skates hanging from your garland at the front door! And that cupcake tree is just too cute!

  12. What a wonderful vintage Christmas you have going on at your home!! Beautiful job!

    How fun that you were # one on the Inspired home tour! You should get a ton of traffic!

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